I love this hymn, the first hymn I ever learned to play on my harmonica. It can be traced back to the 1500’s, and the melody as we know it first appeared in 1708. This rendition, in 18th-century style, is by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band: O Worship the King.
I know I tend to repeat myself in my selection of hymns; so if there’s a hymn you’d like to see posted here, just let us know.
This was the first hymn I learned to play on my harmonica. I still love it! O Worship the King–and I wish I knew who’s performing it in this video.
And, please, let’s keep praying for our sisters, Erlene and Phoebe, who’ve been sick all week: please, Lord, be swift to help and heal them! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
The classic, O Worship the King, is one of my very favorite hymns, the first hymn I learned how to play on the harmonica. I hope you don’t mind this updated rendition by David and Judi Klee, with Michael Klee on drums. I found it gave me a lift.
This is what I found myself whistling yesterday as I rode my bike–O Worship the King, one of the all-time classic hymns of praise. I really wish I knew who was singing this. Whoever that lead singer is, he comes very close to failure–and yet the overall effect he creates is beautiful and very moving. But then we should be stirred by praising God.
The most important business of this blog, and all of us who take part in it, is to proclaim the glory of God and the lordship of Jesus Christ. That’s why the first thing I post every day is a hymn.
O Worship the King, sung by the Pilgrim Mennonite Mission Choir–a hymn that never fails to move me, and I hope it’s one of your favorites, too.
I don’t know who’s singing this, but this is O Worship the King as I learned it in Sunday school, and taught myself to play it on my harmonica. The other melody, a little different, is actually older.
Listen. Mark the lyrics well. This is what we believe. This is the substance of our lives. Worship the King, the Lord Our God.
This is one of my all-time favorite hymns, O Worship the King–and I just love the way Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band perform it.
Now, be honest: if you’d been the one creating the world, would you have thought to wire music into it? Well, God did!
I love this hymn–the first hymn I ever taught myself to play on the harmonica. I don’t know who this is performing it, but it’s a beautiful performance and the accompanying images of God’s handiwork–well, I find it very stirring. Don’t you?
Pardon me for repeating myself. This is one of my very favorite hymns, it’s been in my head for two days, and I tried to sing it to myself yesterday, on my way to the nursing home to see Aunt Joan, but I couldn’t–it filled my heart and choked my words.
I have no idea who performs this beautiful rendition, and I love the video: and I can’t help it, I hear the Holy Spirit in this hymn and it makes me want to cry for joy–because the Lord is with me.
This hymn, a staple of worship in the church I grew up in, has a complicated history. The lyrics can be traced back to 1561. The music goes back to 1621, and was given a durable form by Johann Haydn early in the 19th century.
I don’t know how many versions of it there are now, but I hope you like this spirited modern adaptation by Chris Tomlin.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!